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He Knew How to Hide the Monster, Inside. Larry Nassar Sentenced

USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts.

He is already serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for child pornography convictions.

He was a man who was well-known and entrusted with training and developing the spirit and mind of young girls, whose aspiration … was to be a famous gymnast. Instead, he abused his authority. He broke the spirit and the mind of many of these young girls.

The questions are many.  Who knew what he was really doing? How did he get away with it for so long … and, with so many young girls? Why didn’t the girls speak out, at the time?

I don’t have answers to all the questions, but I can tell you what I believe, concerning the young girl’s silence, at the time it was happening. This man was in a position of leadership and authority. He apparently was respected by many. He knew how to hide the monster inside. He knew how to gain their confidence. He knew how to manipulate them. He knew they would not tell anyone. And … that … is the power that child predators have over their victims. Children, usually have been manipulated, groomed, and/or threatened to believe that no one would believe them or that that the predator could extract harm to them or their loved ones.

So, how do we trip up the predators? How do we stop them from harming our children?

We talk to them! We talk to them about child predators as soon as we feel we can get our message across. We have to approach our children … before the predators do!

This is why I wrote “The Promise Book; Tell Someone.” This small book makes it easy for young children to understand the much-needed message about child predators, without confusing and scaring them. Children need to hear from you … before something happens … that they can come to you for support, no matter who that predator might be. With the movies and songs, and peer pressure young children experience, today … the need to know that it is not acceptable for someone to touch them and make them feel uncomfortable, is greater than ever. It is up to us, as parents and guardians, to send that message, before … a child’s spirit is broken … not after.

The blame for the misery these young gymnasts experienced falls completely on this monster, Larry Nassar. However, perhaps the next predator can be stop, and a child spared … if we talk to them first … and they, in turn … tell someone.

The Promise Book; Tell Someone is available at Amazon and www.thisisdebbiebarth.com

Below is a link to the Nassar story:



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 Debbie Barth: 1/24/2018 at 5:01 pm ET

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It’s Only A Poem, Alan M. Dershowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz. I admire you … but … you are smart enough to know that the Emma Lazarus poem (and only a few lines from the original) was just that … A POEM!

She was asked to write “A” poem for a fundraiser to obtain money for the pedestal of which the Statue of Liberty Stands.

The POEM was not a part of the statue, given to us by the French. In 1903, a few lines of “The New Colossus” poem were engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level, AFTER she died because of her friends … and, at others … insistence … in her honor.

This “Lazarus” liberal argument is as old as the biblical Lazarus. It’s a tireless, baseless argument. The words are a few lines from a poem. It is NOT a law … a declaration … or a directive.

It may even, NOT, reflect the general consensus of the American people, at the time. It is impossible to know what the consensus was. There were no polls (accurate or false) … no T.V. …. no Social Media … where Americans actually spoke their minds. The Newspapers did that for them. This poem reflects how Emma Lazarus felt.

The few lines of this poem do NOT say to by-pass Ellis Island … come in illegally … bring your family members … forget about learning our language or respecting our laws … and, we will take care of your financially.

Yes, Alan M. Dershowitz … you are a brilliant man … and I respect you … until you bring up this baseless argument, in order to bask in your warm and fuzzy self … and, remind me that … yes … you are also still a liberal.

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Debbie Barth: 1/13/2018 at 3:03pm EDT
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Congratulations Alabama. You were heard loud and clear. And, you are getting what you asked for. But then, I know you are aware of the “be careful what you asked for” cliché. In many regards, this applies to the Alabamians who voted for Jones.

I have to ask, did any of you who voted for Jones, go to his website and see what he stands for? That alone should have stopped you.

Jones talks of morality, but he is pro-abortion. He has a problem with someone accused of sexual misconduct, but has no problem with killing a fetus for the convenience of the … “carrier.”

He supports modifying the “three strikes law” for some who “perhaps” can lead a “productive” life as an alternative to life in prison. I’m wondering how many “strikes” are needed in order to ascertain someone is a criminal who chooses not to reform?

Jones supports reform by reducing prison time … for people of color because … they make up the highest percent of individuals (within their race) in prisons. So instead of tightening laws and community outreach programs … he is going to give criminals of color (“of color” are his words) lighter sentences to get them in and out and “save tax money.” I would be more concerned about “saving lives,” but, that’s just me.

He states, “More spending on education could be less spending on prisons.” I wonder how that works? Apparently, Jones is not sure, either … since he using the speculative word … “could.”

Jones is pro-Obama Care. He believes no woman should be denied coverage of services based on the religious beliefs of her employer. What that means is … yes … an employer has to provide for abortions and birth control needs, whether this is in his/her religious beliefs or not.

He was against withdrawing from the Paris Accord. That means more regulations, stunting job growth, expensive solar panels, and ugly, small, electric cars.

But … that is only a little bit of what awaits Alabamians. Understand … those who supported Doug Jones, are not getting some guy named Doug Jones.

They have elected Barack Obama and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Doug Jones is the mere puppet who will nod his head and shake hands with his constituents. That … is where it will end. It will be Obama and Booker who pull the strings that make Doug Jones dance. It will be their bills that Jones may write and co-write or support. It will be their words spoken and not the thoughts of Doug Jones.

Congratulations, Alabama … you have just elected a puppet … a shell of a man who is no more than what Obama and Booker want him to be. They own him. He doesn’t work for you. He works for them. And … have no doubt … they will remind him of that every day.

Congratulations Alabama … the trojan horse has now entered the building.


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Debbie Barth: 12/13/2017 at 3:53pm EDT
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The Woman In The White Truck Is No Example … And She Just Got Busted!

The woman who thinks she is so cool because she put up the F/U Trump on her white truck and who lives in Houston, TX is Karen Cook Fonseca.

While I do agree in Freedom of speech … there are consequences that go with that speech. Also … freedom of speech says a lot about one’s character, their values, manners, and … lack of decorum.

She does have a Facebook page. It looks like she has small children. I don’t care about what she thinks of our President. I do care about children. Her children, in this case … are riding around in her white truck, with an obscene word boldly in place, on the truck … for other children in other cars to see.

I remember a time when adults … parents … willingly … took on the role of setting an example for small children to follow.  Examples of good manners, how to express oneself without the use of foul language, being respectful of others … and … yes … even how to be a good loser.

Perhaps this was not passed on to Ms. Fonseca.  It is evident, she is not passing it on to her children.  I  don’t think the issue should be how adults, in cars around her, process her tasteless message.  If I were in traffic, I would probably shake my head at her low-class demeanor, and then laugh … knowing President Trump is the one sitting in the Oval office.

I  think the issue should be focused on the example she is setting for other children who see this crude decal … and … exposing them to bad language that parents (hopefully) discourage in their children.

Perhaps, my title was misleading.  She is setting an example for children.  She is setting a very bad example.  A very bad example for everyone in a car in Houston, with children who see her flagrant profanity…  and … think this is how someone should act in a civil society.

My issue is not what she thinks of Trump.  My issue … with her … is her flagrant disregard for other children who also see her profane decal … and … what they think.


Karen Fonseca was arrested about 2 p.m. on an outstanding fraud warrant issued in August by the Rosenberg, Texas, Police Department, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office records show.

Mike Fonseca, her husband, posted her $1,500 bond Thursday night 11/16/2017 and she was released an hour later, Houston’s KHOU-TV reported.


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Debbie Barth: 11/17/2017 at 3:21pm EDT
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